“If the different organizations that run the Grand Slam tournaments were to ban the LIV players from them, it will mean that we will create our own Majors.” Saudi Golf Chief Executive Majed Al Sorour said this in an interview with The New Yorker, a US magazine.
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“For now – added Al Sorour – these organizations are lining up with the PGA Tour and I don’t understand why” Then on Tiger Woods. “We never offered him all that much talked about money.”
Eldrick “Tiger” Woods (Cypress (California), December 30, 1975), is an American golfer. He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. He currently has 15 majors, the second player with more majors won in the history of this sport, three behind Jack Nicklaus.
Following an exceptional golf career as an amateur and two years in college, Woods made his professional debut at the age of 20 in the late summer of 1996. By April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters with a record performance, winning the tournament by 12 strokes and pocketing $486,000.
He was first declared world number one in June 1997. By the 2000s, Woods became the dominant force in golf, ranking for 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 to October 2010 as world number one.
From December 2009 to early April 2010, Woods took a break from professional golf to focus on his marriage after admitting infidelity, in 2010 he and his wife Elin Nordegren finally divorced. His many indiscretions were revealed by various women, through various media around the world.
This continued with a loss of form in golf, and he gradually slipped down the rankings to 58th in November 2011. He ended his worst 107-week unbeaten streak when he reached the Chevron World Challenge in December 2011. After winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational on March 25, 2013, he returned to the number one ranking, remaining there until May 2014.
Woods underwent back surgery in April 2014, and has struggled ever since to get back to his best. On March 29, 2015, Woods dropped back to 104th, outside the top 100 for the first time since the week before winning his first professional tour title in 1996.
In 2019 after multiple physical and personal problems finally wins a major again. Woods has broken numerous world records. He has been number one in the world both for the most consecutive weeks as well as for the total number of weeks holding this position.
He has been awarded the PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times, the Byron Nelson Award for lowest scoring average eight times, and holds the record for leading the golf money list for ten seasons He won 15 major golf championships, second all-time (Jack Nicklaus has 18), and 79 PGA Tour events, second all-time (Sam Snead has 82 wins).
He has the most career earnings and career PGA Tour earnings of any active golfer. He is the youngest player to achieve a Grand Slam, and the youngest to win 50 tournaments in one season. At the same time, Woods is only the second golfer, after Jack Nicklaus, to achieve three Grand Slams during his career.
Woods has won 18 World Golf Championships, and won at least one of those championships every year during the first eleven years of his career, which began in 1999. Woods and Rory McIlroy are the only golfers to both win the silver medal and the gold medal in the Open Championship.